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Psychology Courses in Missouri

Although their principles are simple, the people of Missouri are not. Rather, they are a diverse and open-minded group of individuals who combine Southern hospitality with Northern wit, and Midwestern charm. There are numerous universities throughout this large territories state, but most of them are nestled in Jefferson City and St. Louis; both of which have enough action to keep even the most discerning city slicker entertained.
Psychology is a very varied field. You will find psychologists working in many different types of organizations from laboratories, hospitals and community health centers to prisons, courtrooms, schools, universities and corporate offices. Wherever they work, however, their main function is to study two critical relationships: one between brain function and behavior, and the other between environment and behavior.

Psychologists study both normal and abnormal behavior and also treat patients with mental and emotional problems. Within their professional life they might be involved in counseling the victims of a terrorist attack or train crash; advising lawyers on jury selection; helping the police with criminal profiling; working with children to sort out their educational problems; assisting business executives or athletes to deal with stress and optimize their performance, or teaching psychology courses at a college or university.

In doing all of these activities, psychologists use a wide variety of skills and techniques. They test intelligence and personality; assess behavioral and mental function and well-being; study how human beings relate to each other and to machines, and work out ways in which all of these things can be improved.

With regard to the education and training needed to become a psychologist, you should have completed graduate school with a major in psychology if you are interested in making this your career. At the present tim,e employment prospects for psychology graduates look bright: among fields requiring a college degree it is expected to be the third fastest-growing field in America through the year 2005, and is expected to maintain a steady growth for the next decade.

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